U.S. Supreme Court
An unprecedented leak from the nation’s highest court is coming amid extreme uncertainty for tribes and their sovereign rights.

SCOTUS Fire Extinguisher
A View from the Courtroom is an inside look at oral arguments and opinion announcements unfolding in real time.

Speaking Rock Entertainment Center
The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in Ysleta del Sur Pueblo v. Texas, No. 20-493, on February 22, 2022.

Speaking Rock Entertainment Center
The U.S. Supreme Court argument in Ysleta del Sur Pueblo v. Texas presents yet another installment in the decades-long conflict between state gambling regulators and tribal nations.

Ute Mountain Ute Tribe
Amid a high-stakes political battle, the nation’s highest court is gearing up for some major decisions that will affect Indian Country for generations to come.

NAFOA
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Virginia Timmons, Lorena Butler
We are at a crossroads in United States and Indigenous history.

Cherokee Nation
The highest court in the land has added another Indian law case to its docket, taking up a contentious sovereignty dispute that pits tribal nations against the state of Oklahoma.

Prairie Wind Casino
The competition is stiff in the gaming business and it is not going to get any easier for tribes.

Larry Wright Jr.
“I’m looking at this as an opportunity for growth for me,” Larry Wright Jr. said after stepping down as chair of the Ponca Tribe.

H.R.1619 – Catawba Indian Nation Lands Act
The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.1619, the Catawba Indian Nation Lands Act, on November 1, 2021.

H.R.4881 - Old Pascua Community Land Acquisition Act
The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.4881, the Old Pascua Community Land Acquisition Act, on November 1, 2021.

H.R.1619 – Catawba Indian Nation Lands Act
The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.1619, the Catawba Indian Nation Lands Act, on November 1, 2021.

U.S. Capitol
Seven Indian Country bills, affecting tribal homelands, federal recognition and urban Indians, are slated for passage in the U.S. House of Representatives

Speaking Rock Entertainment Center
The nation’s highest court is back in session amid COVID-19 and it’s shaping up to be a busy one for tribes and their advocates.

Sports Betting in Arizona
With early morning fanfare, a brand new day dawned in Arizona sports history with the first full day of legalized sports betting.

FanDuel Sportsbook
Although legalized sports gambling is set to begin this week in Arizona, not everyone is happy.

National Indian Gaming Commission - Gross Gaming Revenues GGR 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic impacted fiscal year 2020 gross gaming revenues for tribes across the nation.

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Catawba Two Kings Casino
The Catawba Nation is finally welcoming visitors to its gaming facility in North Carolina.

nativeamericanheritagefund
The Native American Heritage Fund awarded more than $480,000 to support community art and projects, curricula updates, mascot revisions and other projects that honor Native culture and history.

The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.2208, the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo and Alabama-Coushatta Tribes of Texas Equal and Fair Opportunity Settlement Act, on May 12, 2021.

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The House Committee on Natural Resources is meeting to advance bills affecting tribal lands and Native youth.

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Four more Indian Country bills are scheduled for passage in the U.S. House of Representatives.

twokingscasinoresort
The Catawba Nation is hosting two job fairs as it prepares to open a temporary gaming facility in North Carolina.

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The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians is looking forward to a brighter future for its citizens in Indiana.

nativeamericanhalloffame
The National Native American Hall of Fame is getting ready to honor a new slate of luminaries in Native business, arts, education and other fields.

fourwindssouthbend
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians is finalizing a Class III gaming compact with the state of Indiana, the latest in a series of history-making moves by the tribe.

Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland
Secretary Deb Haaland is moving quickly to roll back negative policies as the Biden administration seeks to restore the nation-to-nation relationship with tribes and uphold the federal government’s trust and treaty obligations.

triballeadersarizona
“Looking ahead, tribal gaming will continue to evolve,” Chairman Damon Clarke of the Hualapai Tribe said at the signing of new Class III gaming compact.

twokingscasinoresort
The Catawba Nation is on track to open a casino in North Carolina in the fall of 2021.

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The Ho-Chunk Nation is moving forward with an off-reservation casino after securing support from the state of Wisconsin.

Ho Chunk Inc. Multi-family Investment Properties.
The latest feather in the cap of a thriving tribal corporation is an eclectic collection of historic buildings in one of the largest cities in the region.

cedriccromwell
The former chairman of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is speaking out about his criminal corruption case as he seeks to dismiss all of the charges against him.

kevinstitt
The Oklahoma Supreme Court has issued a decision in Treat v. Stitt, a dispute over Class III gaming compacts in Oklahoma.

donaldtrump
The loss of the presidential election and a second impeachment aren’t stopping the Trump administration from dropping new proposals on Indian Country.

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Tribes closed casinos and hotels at the beginning of the pandemic in order to prevent further spread of the virus.

gunlakecasino
“The tribe’s commitment to make a positive impact on our local community has never been stronger as we all persevere through the pandemic,” said Bob Peters, Chairman of the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians.

rollinghillscasino
The Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians has signed a new Class III gaming compact with the state of California.

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The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approved four bills addressing tribal lands, broadband in tribal communities and a youth treatment center.